Wellington Sevens 2022 round-up
An action-packed weekend of football, hurling and camogie was had at Awakairangi Park, Upper Hutt on Labour weekend 2022.
The tournament saw our dominant women's footballers pick up their second piece of silverware in the month of October with a win over St Pat's Emerald City in the final. The men's football final, meanwhile, was an all-Auckland affair with Marist Rangers and St Pat's serving up one of the games of the tournament. In a physical, tit-for-tat game, St Pat's defeated their cross-town rivals by three points.
In the hurling, we were reunited with old foes Christchurch McKenna's in our first encounter since the 2021 NZ Championships. We recorded a solid victory over the Avonsiders in the final. The camogie final was contested between ourselves and a combined Auckland/Canterbury team. With some fine performances from both sides, our girls claimed the victory in the end.
Wellington/Hutt Valley 2 and McKenna's were paired up in the women's football plate final, with the latter recording a comprehensive victory. Finally, the men's social football final was an intraclub match-up between two of our teams. In another cracking final, Wellington/Hutt Valley 3 (AKA Super Paddy's FC) earned a memorable one-point win, and earned bragging rights over their clubmates.
Thanks to the 17 teams who played their part, especially to the clubs who travelled from afar to the capital: St Pat's Emerald City and Marist Rangers from Auckland; Christchurch McKenna's; and Queenstown Gaels.
Big thanks to our tournament sponsors: the Irish Trust for the marquees; Pelorus for the tournament equipment; Proactive for their great physio treatment; Fidel's Cafe for the PA system; and to everyone else who helped make the weekend a success.
Also grateful to Paulo Pics for his superb photographs of the games over the weekend. You can view the tournament photos here.
Tournament winners and players of the finals can be found below. Results from the weekend and the tournament programme can be found here.
Women's football – Wellington/Hutt Valley 1
Player of the final – Andrea O'Reilly, Wellington/Hutt Valley 1
Men's senior football – St Pat's Emerald City
Player of the final – Caolán McCarron, St Pat's Emerald City
Hurling – Wellington/Hutt Valley 1
Player of the final – Declan Duggan, Wellington/Hutt Valley 1
Camogie – Wellington/Hutt Valley
Player of the final – Ailbhe Twomey, Auckland
Women's footballe plate – Christchurch McKenna's
Player of the final – Linda Plower
Men's social football – Wellington/Hutt Valley 3
Player of the final – Cathal Doyle, Wellington/Hutt Valley 3
Men's senior football plate – Wellington/Hutt Valley 1